Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies

Need a healthier snack on hand when busy?
These Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies will fit the bill.

Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies....the perfect morning breakfast or afternoon snack.  With 6 grams of protein they are enough to keep you full, yet are not full of refined sugar.  Also a great after school snack for kids! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

For the last couple of years I've found that I love my mornings.  I enjoy waking up before the kids when the house is quiet and dark.  I turn on the local news {I'm kinda a news junkie}, I sit down open my emails, read my devotional and just take in the silence.

I may or may not start the coffee.  Some mornings I wait until the kids are off to school so I can actually drink it HOT.  Moms, you know what I'm referring to...there is nothing worse than getting one hot sip, getting interrupted for 15 minutes to only come back to a cold cup.

Not fun.

I also have a tendancy to not get breakfast until later.  I'm finding I'm not hungry right away.  Anyone with me?  Then when I am hungry I've found I just want a small bite.  Either an egg or a small sweet bite {preferably healthy, but I can't help it I have a natural sweet tooth}.

Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies....the perfect morning breakfast or afternoon snack.  With 6 grams of protein they are enough to keep you full, yet are not full of refined sugar.  Also a great after school snack for kids! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Lately I'll whip up a batch of baked oatmeal to last the entire week. It's heavenly.  If you've been watching my Instagram stories you've seen it!  By the way, get over there and watch my stories, some great behind-the-scenes stuff.

After a couple weeks of baked oatmeal I wanted to switch it up a bit. Still love the stuff, but golly everyone needs to change it up after awhile.

I still wanted a "healthy" sweet bite, so I switched it to cookies!  Who doesn't want a cookie for breakfast?

Me!  I do.

Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies....the perfect morning breakfast or afternoon snack.  With 6 grams of protein they are enough to keep you full, yet are not full of refined sugar.  Also a great after school snack for kids! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Many, many moons ago I saw that The Lean Green Bean did a similar cookie.  I had been eyeing it, but as usual knew I would change it up not only because that is what I do but because I only had certain things on hand.

This recipe makes 12 cookies.  Just enough to have on hand for the week.  Enough to share with the kids {my kids love them as an after school snack} and enough to get you through a breakfast each week if you're like me and often have something fairly light.

I love having one of these after the two older kids are shipped off and it's just me and my youngest at home in the mornings before she goes to afternoon preschool. If you are a coffee or tea drinker, they go perfect together. 

Give it a dunk!

Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies....the perfect morning breakfast or afternoon snack.  With 6 grams of protein they are enough to keep you full, yet are not full of refined sugar.  Also a great after school snack for kids! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I love that these "protein" cookies are made without actual protein powder.  Not that I'm against protein powder {I'll use it in smoothies sometimes} but I'm not a huge fan of the taste.  Anyone else feel like it has a weird after taste?

Maybe it's just me.  Who knows.

Regardless, each cookie has 6 grams of protein.  Nothing shooting off the roof, but enough to steady your appetite.  It's also uses oat flour instead of regular all-purpose or whole wheat flour.  Have you used oat flour?

No need to buy anything special - just pulse whole grain old fashioned oats in a food processor a few times until it resembles coarse crumbs - instant flour.  That's it!  Then throw in all the remaining ingredients {how about that mashed sweet potato!} right into the food processor and your batter is done.

Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies....the perfect morning breakfast or afternoon snack.  With 6 grams of protein they are enough to keep you full, yet are not full of refined sugar.  Also a great after school snack for kids! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Who doesn't love a batter that gets put together in a food processor?  No dirtying all the bowls in your kitchen.

These cookies puff up so nice.  They are fluffy and soft and keep their shape perfectly.  I keep mine stored in an airtight container on the counter and they stay fresh for a few days {which is about how long they last}.

If you make these let me know!  Tag me on social media {@sweetsavoryeats} and I'll be sure to share the love.

Yield: 12 cookies

Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Protein Cookies

These soft and fluffy protein cookies are a great snack to have on hand throughout the week.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 11 minstotal time: 16 mins

ingredients


  • 1 medium sweet potato, cooked  and peeled
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 3 T honey
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, shelled & salted
  • 1/2 c oat flour (just oats pulsed in a food processor)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor pulse the oats until they resemble course crumbs.  Add in all remaining ingredients except the pumpkin seeds and chocolate.  Blend until smooth.  It should be slightly thick.
  3. Add in the pumpkin seeds and half of the dark chocolate chunks and pulse once to combine.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 12 cookies onto the baking sheet.  Top with remaining chopped chocolate.
  5. Bake for 11 minutes.  They should puff up and be slightly soft to the touch.  Allow to cool and store in an airtight container for storage.
calories
164
fat (grams)
10
carbs (grams)
15
protein (grams)
6
sugar (grams)
2
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